Evidence-based HR: bridge between your people and delivering strategy

Evidence-based HR

Evidence-based HR uses data, analysis and research to understand the connection between people management practices and business outcomes such as profitability, customer satisfaction and quality.

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Illuminated bridge

Our report reveals that now is the time for C-level and HR leaders to embrace evidence-based HR or risk losing ground.

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Australian highlights

  • Over the next 3 years, 65 percent of respondents in Australia suggest that workforce planning will be the main focus of the organisation resource function.
  • Fifty-three percent of respondents say that there is significant potential to engage employees in business strategy and performance.
  • Forty percent of respondents suggest that lack of HR Management capacity presents the biggest obstacle to the use of evidence in people management.

Global highlights

  • The global release highlights that 82 percent of organisations expect to begin or increase use of analytics in the people function in the next 3 years, yet more than half of respondents remain sceptical about the potential of evidence-based HR to make a real difference to the HR function.
  • Compared to KPMG’s 2012 report, Rethinking HR in a Changing World, there has been a modest increase in respondents who say their organisation’s HR function excels at providing insightful and predictive analytics, from 15-23 percent – but it is still far from satisfactory. More than half of the 375 executives surveyed identified themselves as C-suite executives (58 percent).

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Making the case for evidence-based HR

Stefanie Bradley discusses how HR has a massive opportunity to demonstrate the value it adds to the delivery of business objectives.

 
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People & Change

Our team can assist clients to navigate organisational design, change management, talent management, and HR function and workforce optimisation.

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